Oncology Research

The Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been participating in cancer clinical trials since 1996 and we partner with a variety of nationally recognized research networks across the U.S.

Our oncology research program was recognized in 2018 as a Top 5 Accruing Site for numbers of patients enrolled in clinical trials by SWOG (the Southwest Cancer Chemotherapy Study Group). Our expert physicians, specializing in medical, surgical, radiation, and gynecologic oncology, are able to offer cutting-edge clinical trials to our patients, including trials for chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery for virtually all tumor sites including breast, lung and prostate cancers, three of the cancer types most often diagnosed.  By offering clinical trials to patients, physicians and clinical staff in the Cancer Center provide advanced, cutting-edge treatment options using state-of-the art technology and resources. Many times, patients enrolled in trials have the chance to receive a drug treatment that is not yet commercially available.


Trena Davis, RN, BSN, CCRC, CMS
Oncology Research Manager

Trena has supported patients in the oncology community as a nurse for more than 25 years. Trena received her BSN from Brenau University, is an active member of the Oncology Nursing Society, holds a certification as a Clinical Trials Coordinator through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and is a certified Mammocare Specialist providing clinical breast exams at no cost during local community screening events.  Trena has served on numerous committees through the Gynecologic Oncology Group and the GaNCORP advocating for patients and promoting clinical trials awareness.


The Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. The majority of our research studies are supported by the National Cancer Institute as well as through the Sarah Cannon Research Consortium. Our cancer patients benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to care, including a patient-centered focus and treatment planning based on evidence-based national guidelines.  NGMC is proud to be designated a Research Network Member of the GA NCORP, Georgia’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) Community Oncology Research Program.  As one of only 34 NCI national, community-based research programs, the GA NCORP research network provides Georgians in urban and rural areas access to state-of-the-art cancer prevention, screening, control, treatment and post-treatment trials.

Contact Us

For more information about our current trials, please complete our contact form or call us directly at 770-219-9010